Chaudhry Nisar believes CJP should stay away from his son's case

Information Minister Kaira says government has nothing to do with the case involving Dr Arsalan Iftikhar, Malik Riaz.

June 07, 2012

ISLAMABAD: The leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan said on Wednesday that Chief Justice Chaudhary Iftikhar should keep away from the case of his son, Arsalan Iftikhar.

Speaking in a private television channel programme, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader said that it was the first case in the history of the country where a Chief Justice of Pakistan has taken suo moto notice against his own son for allegedly being involved in corruption.

Following media reports that Arsalan had received between Rs300 and Rs400 million from a real estate tycoon to influence judicial proceedings, the court, had subsequently summoned him and Bahria Town’s chief Malik Riaz late Tuesday night.

Nisar, however, did not comment further on the case saying the matter was sub-judice and it was inappropriate to make any statement.

Keep Government out of this

Meanwhile, the Federal Minister for Information Qamar Zaman Kaira said that the federal government had nothing to do with the case and that the PML-N was wrongly slanting it against the government.

Kaira added that real estate tycoon Malik Riaz was a favourite of Shahbaz Sharif since the former had helped the latter in launching the Ashiana Housing Scheme.


A.S | 9 years ago | Reply

There is a direct conflict of interest when you have a father presiding over a son's case (Even if it is a CJ).

The judge should recuse himself and let someone else handle this case but maybe that is too modern and advanced (and ethical) for Pakistan ?

Is this simple notion not clear to the highest court in Pakistan ? We are supposed to have the most highly educated people sitting as judges but things have gotten really bad ever since the court became overly activist. Take it easy please! You did a good job in establishing the cause of democracy now just be cool and chill and don't mess things up by over legislation.

shahida kazi | 9 years ago | Reply

This is against all principles of law and ethics.But of course in pakistan we have our own ethics and some people can find good in even the most condemnable things.

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